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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

Animal health and nutrition

Like human health, animal health may be threatened by various pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites), some of which can also affect human health (zoonoses). ANSES contributes to the prevention and control of the major and emerging animal diseases affecting both farm animals and wildlife, and in doing so participates in the protection of public health.

The Agency assesses the health and nutritional risks of animal feed, the benefits of the products used, the treatment processes and the risks to humans of the consumption of animal-based foodstuffs. Via the French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products, ANSES is also the competent French authority for the assessment and management of veterinary medicinal product risks.

Signature of the framework agreement for the ESA Platform: strengthening epidemiological surveillance in animal health

The signing of the new framework agreement for the Epidemiological Surveillance Platform for Animal Health (ESA Platform) on 20 June 2018 by the Director General for Food in the presence of Roger Genet, Director General of ANSES, and eight other members, signals a new departure for this platform, which has demonstrated its usefulness and effectiveness ever since it was set up in October 2011.


Safeguarding the ESA Platform

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Published on 20/06/2018

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